Tag: Herbert Diess

Aug 8, 2021 - 04:00 pm

VW CEO Diess negatively charged by Ionity

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess apparently ended up negatively supercharged after a bad experience with the Ionity charging network in which VW has a 20 per cent stake. “This is anything but a premium charging experience, IONITY!” ranted Diess on LinkedIn.

Jul 10, 2021 - 04:47 pm

Herbert Diess contract extended until 2025

Herbert Diess will remain Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group until October 2025. On Friday, the supervisory board approved an extension of his contract, which previously ran until April 2023.




Dec 2, 2020 - 02:59 pm

eMobility boss Thomas Ulbrich to leave Volkswagen

While VW Group CEO Herbert Diess’ requested early contract renewal is still not clarified, another top executive Volkswagen is making a big change: eMobility board member Thomas Ulbrich is leaving the Group next year. The reasons for the move are being hotly discussed in the German media with different theses.

Nov 30, 2020 - 03:44 pm

VW boss again crosses hairs with the works council

Only a few months after the last major conflict with employee representatives at the Volkswagen works council, which ended in the loss of the post as head of the brand, VW CEO Herbert Diess has apparently found trouble again. Apparently, the development could even result in a “short-term replacement” for Diess.

Sep 7, 2020 - 11:16 am

When Musk meets Diess

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a surprising stopover in Braunschweig at the end of his visit to Germany, which lasted several days, and met with Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess.

Jun 8, 2020 - 12:44 pm

Volkswagen to tighten savings plan

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has massively tightened the group’s austerity measures in the Corona crisis and made some choice words internally regarding electrification. Diess’ goal: E-mobility must not remain a subsidy business.

Jan 28, 2020 - 02:39 pm

VW boss Herbert Diess gets frank about CO2

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has delivered a seminal speech, depending action will follow. Essentially, the head of the major carmaker asks for binding environmental agreements across the EU, including charging networks and a higher price on carbon emissions.

Mar 21, 2019 - 01:17 pm

‘Das Auto’ is to be battery-electric

During a call, executives of VW, BMW and Daimler have agreed on a common approach towards electric mobility following Volkswagen’s recent demand for technological clarity. Insiders report the trio being in agreement that the near future belongs to battery-electric vehicles.

Mar 5, 2019 - 01:24 pm

VW opens dedicated EV platform MEB to external firms

VW confirms that the MEB platform is open to outsiders and has already announced a first partnership with the EV startup e.Go Mobile from Aachen. Meanwhile, pictures of the ID. Buggy have made it onto the network after the debut night in Geneva.

Dec 18, 2018 - 04:16 pm

EU agrees on 37.5% CO2 reduction for cars by 2030

EU negotiators finally agreed on CO2 emission rules for cars and vans and the deal is a true compromise. CO2 emissions from new cars will have to decrease by 37.5% by 2030 and 31% for vans, which is slightly above the expected 35%. Yet, punitive measures connected to the number of plug-ins sold, otherwise typical […]

May 8, 2018 - 02:37 pm

VW secures battery cells from array of Asian suppliers

Volkswagen has ordered batteries worth 40 billion euros or almost 50 billion dollars, which is what Tesla is worth at the stock market to date. For VW, this means they have doubled the order volume in just a month and are now ready for the Roadmap E.

May 1, 2018 - 04:17 pm

VW considering in-house battery cell production

Following the change in leadership, VW under Herbert Diess is considering producing their own battery cells, according to German media reports. The company is analyzing “all options, including in-house production, Joint Ventures or the purchasing of other companies competencies”, said a spokesperson.

Apr 14, 2018 - 03:31 pm

What VW’s change of the guard means for e-mobility

It’s confirmed, ex-BMW manager Dr Herbert Diess is taking over from Matthias Müller, and this sets things in motion. New brand groups are being introduced and the UV unit will be open for public investment. Interestingly, Diess will also head R&D. Editor-in-Chief, Peter Schwierz comments.

Oct 18, 2017 - 08:56 am

Herbert Diess, Britta Gross.

“We should look at how we calculate our range.”

This is Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess warning the industry to not repeat the mistakes it made with understating emissions and to overstate range of EVs. True though at least the latter are not toxic.

“Americans’ driving patterns really don’t change with electric vehicles, so regardless of whether your vehicle has an 80-mile all-battery range or now maybe 238 like the Bolt EV, most Americans are still doing about 40 miles a day of travel commuting to and from work.”

Even though real-life range may deviate from the values stated, Britta Gross, GM’s director of advanced vehicle commercialisation policy, points out that it is more than enough for real-life driving on most days.

Sep 21, 2017 - 10:36 am

Water-powered rocket trike.

Francois Gissy has created a trike that accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in half a second (!) – without causing harmful emissions. For once, the secret is not an electric motor but simply rainwater and compressed air.
topgear.com (with video)

Sep 14, 2017 - 08:10 am

Herbert Diess, Ralf Speth.

“It would be desirable for the German and European industry to play a stronger role here.”

VW boss Herbert Diess cautiously calls out to fellow carmakers on the continent to look into a joint production of battery cells at an industrial scale.

“I am absolutely confident we will see battery cars faster than anybody expected on the street and therefore all of the infrastructures will catch up.”

Says Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth and we got nothing more to add other then: depends on whose expectations one is looking at.

Sep 13, 2017 - 07:39 am

Patrice Lucas, Herbert Diess.

“We are having some thoughts regarding ‘make or buy’ concerning the electric chain of motors, we will move the components part back to within the company, but not the battery chemicals part.”

Said PSA executive Patrice Lucas at the IAA. He wants to move production of crucial EV components back in house and also said a plan for Opel’s restructuring is due in November.

“It becomes complicated. The electric Up makes much more sense.”

VW boss Herbert Diess may put an end to the conventional Up in Europe, explaining that it will be “very hard” and expensive to decrease emission of small cars enough to meet the EU limits.

Aug 9, 2017 - 08:06 am

Herbert Diess, Melanie Kreis.

Herbert-Diess-VW“Tesla is one of those competitors that possess capabilities we still don’t have.”

This compliment towards the Californians comes from Herbert Diess, head of VW’s brand management. In his eyes it is worth to acknowledge that Tesla does a good job regarding electric drive tech but also in terms of autonomous driving, driver assistance, internet connectivity and new distribution concepts.

Melanie-Kreis“We are in very intense discussions with different potential customers and the talk of diesel bans has fueled those.”

According to Melanie Kreis, Chief Financial Officer of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, more and more prospective buyers are showing interest in the company’s electric delivery van StreetScooter – especially because debates on diesel emissions are currently omnipresent in Germany.

Jul 10, 2017 - 07:50 am

Herbert Diess, P. Balendran.

Herbert-Diess-VW“We regard Volkswagen as the company that can stop Tesla, because we have capabilities Tesla does not have today.”

VW boss Herbert Diess talks competitive pricing ahead of the Model 3 launch and bets Volkswagen would stop Tesla “at the line of 30,000 euros.” Clearly his hopes rest on the I.D. and while the design is finalised, the serial EV is scheduled for 2020 only.

anonym“Our product portfolio includes electric vehicles, hybrid, fuel cell among others. All this could be considered for Indian markets where we aim to roll out environment friendly vehicles.”

P. Balendran, executive director at MG Motor India, SAIC’s latest subsidiary, that is to foster the Indian market. They just took over a former GM plant in India and plan for a varied electrified portfolio.

May 16, 2017 - 08:42 am

Herbert Diess, George Galliers.

Herbert-Diess-VW“When you think about possible successors to the Scirocco or the Beetle, you should probably think electric.”

VW’s chief Herbert Diess here catches up with expectations and raises hopes for more and rather quirky electric vehicles. Apart from that, VW continues to bet on SUVs though.

George-Galliers“Tesla’s unadjusted gross margin of 25 percent last year is impressive by any standard.”

Says Evercore ISI analyst George Galliers, who believes the EV maker will be able to keep this up even after the Model 3 launch. Galliers compared this growth with Porsche, saying it took Tesla three years to get where Porsche was after ten years.

May 15, 2017 - 07:58 am

Lewis Horne, Herbert Diess.

Lewis-Horne“A 90 kWh lithium iron battery that’s used to carry around one human occupant is not sustainable.”

Lewis Horne, CEO of Uniti, the Siemens-backed electric car maker from Sweden, points to the conceptual problem of any conventional car – too much material to transport too small a human.

Herbert-Diess-VW“We certainly will have to think about a range extension for the electric Up.”

Volkswagen appears to think differently of above social sustainability and so VW brand CEO Herbert Diess wants more range for the little e-Up and also ponders a performance GTi version to increase sales. When world’s collide.

May 9, 2017 - 07:37 am

Herbert Diess, Elon Musk.

Herbert-Diess-VW“Anything Tesla can do, we can surpass.”

Herbert Diess, head of the VW brand, shows confidence in the face of Tesla’s market presence. He claims Volkswagen will soon sell EVs at the same price as diesel models today and thus, has best chances to gain market leadership.
ft.com, fortune.com

Elon-Musk-Twitter“The CARB credits are only effective at a production rate of about 20,000 to 30,000 vehicles a year. So that’s why you’ll see, mark my words, it’s not going to be any higher than that for the Chevy Bolt.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk here in fact accuses Chevy’s Bolt EV to be a compliance vehicle mainly and underlines his prediction with a detailed explanation of CARB credits, which he claims are of limited use to the EV maker but more beneficial to GM.

Found on electrive.com
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